Train Depot Back In Winterville

A large piece of history has moved back into Winterville. Sunday marked the return of the train depot.

It took about two hours to move it and two years to bring the caboose back to it's rightful home.

It had been sitting at the Pitt County Fairgrounds since 1983 in an effort to save it.

The train depot was a major hub which stopped rail service in 1969.

Organizers raised about 70 thousand dollars to get it moved. They are looking to raise $183,000 dollars for renovations.

Derek Allen, the project manager, says "It's a wonderful thing to have this historical building back in Winterville where it belongs."

He goes on to say, "It would be a great, great item for all of Winterville to use, and to be thankful for."

The caboose will sit on a piece of donated land by Mary Virgina Langston, a former resident now living in DC.


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  • by Curious George Location: Winterville on Jul 20, 2009 at 01:08 PM
    You use the term of "we" in your response about the area being an eyesore. Are you speaking for the Historical Society? If not, who does the we refer to since the Historical Society is the entity who is putting the the depot and caboose there?
  • by CD Location: Winterville on Jul 20, 2009 at 11:41 AM
    The town needs to start addressing the residential building code violations in this area since we are putting an area attraction there. This area ia a real eyesore.
  • by Mass Transit on Jul 19, 2009 at 08:44 PM
    We need to get the passenger trains going again between pgv and Ktown again.
  • by Winterville History Location: ENC on Jul 19, 2009 at 08:02 PM
    Congrats to Winterville saving this piece of history. Now to restore it and make it a place for community use, like Grifton did with theirs. Good going!
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